5 Essential Quotes for Language Learners

5 Essential quotes for learners! To keep motivated and sensible in their learning. kimgriffithsenglish.com the blog for learning and practicing ESL English. Great article with #motivationalquotes from Helen Hayes, Mary Ann Evans, David A. Bednar, Robert Collier and Bob Goff.

 

  • What is a quote?
  • 5 Essential quotes for language learners, with vocabulary and language notes.
  • Free downloadable images with the quotes.
  • The answer to last article’s Snow Patrol song gap fill activity.
  • A recommended watching and listening practice. Rita Pierson Tedtalk.

 

What is a Quote?

A quote is the exact words someone has said. For example, to quote Obama, “Yes, we can”. We can also say it is quotation from his speech.

Quotations marks, 5 Essential quotes for learners. kimgriffithsenglish.com the blog to learn and practice your Esl English. Punctuation.

These punctuation marks are called quotation marks ” ” , and show when we are using direct speech.

 

5 Essential quotes for language learners, with vocabulary and language notes.

George Eliot quote, Mary Ann Evans quote, motivation for anyone to start afresh. From KimGriffithsEnglish.com the blog to learn and practice English ESL. 5 Essential Quotes for Language Learners.

This quote by the author Mary Ann Evans, better known as George Eliot, tells us that we can start something new always and that it is never too late to change how we are or what we do.  Her most famous novels are Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, and Middlemarch.

 

Bob Goff Quote. Motivation to not compare ourself to others and to focus on our own goals. From the article 5 Essential Quotes for Language Learners from KimGriffithsEnglish.com the blog to learn and practice English ESL.

 

This quote from Bob Goff is great for stopping us comparing ourselves to other learners and their progress compared to our own, since that can be demotivating. He tells us to not compare ourselves to others and to focus happily one our own goals and objectives.

*to be captivated with purpose =  to focus clearly and happily on our objectives/goals.

 

Helen Hayes motivational quote,, the expert in anything was once a beginner. From the article5 Essential Quotes for Language Learnerson the blog kimgriffithsenglish.com ESL English teaching and practice.

Helen Hayes let’s us know that it is ok to be a beginner and to not know anything at the start. Everyone is the same at the beginning of learning anything new.

 

THe secret of success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier motivational study skills and lifestyle quote. From the article 5Essential quotes for Language Learners on kimgriffithsenglish.com the blog to learn and practice English ESL.

This quote from Robert Collier says that progress comes from consistant effort.  However small those efforts are they must be regular.

  • *is the sum of = is the result of.
  • * day in and day out = all the day.

 

David A. Bednar quote. If today you are a little better than you were yesterday then that's enough. From the article 5 Essential Quotes for Language Learners from the blog KimGriffithsEnglish.com the English Esl web page

This great quote from David A. Bednar tells us that any progress is brilliant! Which we must remember when we are studying English. Sometimes we feel we have improved rapidly and other times that we have only learnt 1 new word. Both are an improvement in your English and that is progress. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t aim to improve a lot!

 

What we have to remember from the 5 quotes

  • We can start new things whenever we want, it is never too late.
  • Don’t compare yourself to other learners, focus on your own objectives.
  • It is ok to not know anything when you start. Everyone is the same at the beginning.
  • You have to be constant in your studies and do regular practice and study sessions to improve.
  • Any improvement and progress is better than none and shows you are trying.

 

The answers to the last article’s Snow Patrol song gap fill activity.

Is it snowing? Talking about snow and ice in English. 2 snow idioms, listening practice with snow patrol song. www.kimgriffithsenglish.com the blog to improve, practice and Enjoy learning English.

 

To visit the article “Is it snowing where you are?” Which includes this listening activity click here.

 

 

Lyrics to Snow Patrol's Chasing cars, from the article Talking about snow and ice, on the web page kimgriffithsenglish.com, the blog to learn and practice English ESL

 

Recommended Watching and Listening Practice

Rita Pierson's brilliant #tedtalk Every kid needs a champion. From the article 5 Essential Quotes for Language Learners from the web page kimgriffithsenglish.com the blog for learning English Esl.

There are subtitles available in many different languages if you need them and also a transcript (what she says written down).

To watch the talk on Ted talks click here.

 

The 5 images I have made with the quotes are all ok for you to download for free and print if you like!

Have a great week!

hugs,

Kim




 

 

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About Kim Griffiths

I'm interested in kindness, creativity, positivity and learning new things. I teach English, write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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